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India: new attacks on Christian minority

Catholic World News - February 04, 2010

Government leaders in India's state of Orissa are threatening to force Christians out of a shanty town they have occupied since fleeing from their homes to escape the religious violence of August 2008. Local officials apparently want to eliminate the shanty town before the arrival of a delegation of European officials. Christian leaders fear that the tenants will suffer as they are ousted from their homes again.

In India's Karnataka region, another Catholic church has been vandalized. Again the outrage is attributed to Hindu extremists, whose continuing offensive against the Christian minority has not been curbed by the local government.

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